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Fantasy Photoshoot: Jizzelle Waits for her Date

Fantasy Photoshoot: Jizzelle Waits for her Date

Jizzelle posed for me in a fantasy photo shoot last week, where I sought to create the moody shadows and feeling of eroticism that I’ve seen in some of Helmut Newton’s photography. She sought to express the emotional highs and lows that she’s experienced in her years of dressing and dating as a woman. We started with basic headshots and then moved on to her role for the evening…

CUE FANTASY

Jizzelle took painstaking care to get ready for her late night date with James, a guy she met online last month. They’d been chatting regularly since and then finally he asked her out. She meticulously shaved her whole body, going over it twice just to be sure she was silky smooth. James said he would pick her up at 11 p.m. sharp, and she didn’t want to be late. She gave her makeup one last look with her bright, green eyes, brought out by her sapphire-colored eyeshadow before she gave her face a dusting of powder and a spritz of finishing spray. Then she donned her six-inch Betsey Johnson shoes and long trench coat, grabbed her purse and a bottle of bubbly, and scurried down the back staircase to the alley, arriving at 10:58 p.m. Just on time, she thought.

The alley behind her building was just out of view of the casual passerby, and her neighbors rarely passed this way–at least not at this time of night. A parking garage was nearby if she needed a quick escape. Her heart beat with excitement to show off her new outfit and her beautiful makeup. She felt like dancing with delight and celebrating with Champagne. She knew she’d get to toast to a beautiful night soon enough, and so she waited for James…

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Images

 

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On-Location: Kimberly Moore Takes on Cameron Station

On-Location: Kimberly Moore Takes on Cameron Station

Despite wind and cold, the ever-gorgeous Kimberly loved being the center of attention at this on-location photo shoot at Cameron Station in Alexandria, VA. As the sun set over the rows of townhouses, my portable strobes from AlienBees kept Kimberly in the spotlight. Kimberly applied her own makeup for this shoot, and we decided on a sensible fall outfit including a long purple sweater, Armani Exchange skinny jeans, black boots, purple scarf, jean jacket, and silver jewelry.

Experience your own studio or on-location photoshoot with me, Elizabeth Taylor. Check out my makeover menu and book online here.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Images

 

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Kimberly Models her Fall Look

Kimberly Models her Fall Look

Kimberly Moore modeled her fall wardrobe and makeup at my makeover studio this week. She debuted her new Raquel Welch Upstage wig that she purchased at Southern Comfort Conference and showed off three of her fall outfits. I selected an emerald eye shadow palette to create her subtle smokey eye look and a semi-matte dark berry lipstick to create drama. I loved shooting with my new AlienBees studio lighting and white paper background!

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Teaser Pic: Kimberly Moore Dreams of New Year’s Eve

Kimberly Moore chats the night away with girlfriends at a slumber party and dreams of going out for New Year’s Eve in her elegant, floor-length gown. Enjoy this teaser pic of yesterday’s photo shoot. More photos and story to follow! Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.

Kimberly relaxes at a girlie slumber party and dreams of going out New Year's Eve.

Kimberly relaxes with girlfriends at a slumber party and dreams of going out New Year’s Eve.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Introducing Professional Headshots!

Introducing Professional Headshots!

I’m now offering professional headshots! Not what you’d expect from a MtF makeover studio, right? I’ve been steadily improving my photography skills and equipment over the last year while working on my A.A.S. in Photography at Northern Virginia Community College. This last semester, I took a 16-week “Studio Lighting” course which made all the difference in my photography studio equipment and skills. Next semester I’ll be taking Portrait Photography and a second Photoshop course, so watch out world!

Here are two of my professional headshot images from this fall:

What are professional headshots? How do headshots differ from a Total Makeover or Fantasy photoshoots?
With a professional headshot, you are showcasing your professional image to your colleagues and potential employers. We want to capture your workplace personality, character, and demeanor with perfect lighting and attention to detail. Professional headshots are digitally retouched using Photoshop to ensure that you look your best while keeping your natural appearance. Your headshot will not have a watermark or copyright symbol affixed to it. You won’t receive any originals just the final edited image(s).

The professional headshot experience is designed to take less than an hour for a one-outfit shoot and less than 90 minutes for a 3-outfit shoot. We’ll select your image(s) for editing together before you leave. You’ll arrive with your hair and makeup ready to go. You can arrive in your business attire or change here. We’ll discuss your look via phone or email in advance.

Total Makeover photoshoots focus on your femininity and the glamor and excitement of a makeover. “Fantasy” or “Ultimate” photoshoots focus on telling a narrative story in the tradition of fine art and may include on-location photography.

What pricing options do you offer?
Check out my booking website for my current professional headshot offerings and pricing. Prices are subject to change.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Headshots, Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Now Booking Keystone Makeovers!

Now Booking Keystone Makeovers!

Hello ladies,

It’s time to start planning your outfits, activities, and travel to Keystone Conference 2015 in Harrisburg, PA. And don’t forget to sign up for your makeovers and photo shoots!

I’ll be at Keystone again this year offering makeovers, makeup lessons, and photography. I’m offering a discounted rates of $80 on Keystone makeup makeovers and $40 for 30-min-photo sessions. Book makeup makeovers on more than one day and save $10 on your second and third makeovers. Check out my Keystone makeover menu here, and book online now.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor
elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

Keystone Conference–March 18-22, 2015 BOOK NOW!

Book your makeup and photoshoot for the 2015 Keystone Conference, March 18-22 in Harrisburg, PA. I’ll be seeing clients in my private hotel room. Learn more at http://www.keystone-conference.org

Keystone Makeup Makeover (90 min)–SPECIAL RATE FOR KEYSTONE! $80
Makeup Makeover includes makeup application and basic wig placement and styling. Please arrive freshly shaved and in femme attire. Our session will take less time if you arrive without makeup or with only minimal makeup applied since we will have to remove this first.

Keystone Makeup Lesson–2 hrs $120
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application. Opportunity to purchase skin care and makeup that we used. 2 hours, $120 then $50/hr

Keystone Makeup Lesson–3 hrs $170
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application. The three-hour makeup lesson is perfect if you would like to incorporate your products or are looking to create a complex eye look. 3 hours, $170 then $50/hr

Keystone 30 Minute Photoshoot–Arrive with hair & makeup looking perfect $40
Spoil yourself with a thirty minute photo shoot with my professional studio lighting setup. Add your photoshoot to your makeup makeover or come looking fabulous and ready to go. One outfit change allowed. You keep all the originals on an SD card.

Keystone 60 Minute Photoshoot–Arrive with hair & makeup looking perfect $70
Spoil yourself with a thirty minute photo shoot with my professional studio lighting setup. Add your photoshoot to your makeup makeover or come looking fabulous and ready to go. Three outfit changes allowed. You keep all the original photos on an SD card.

Keystone Makeup Makeover & 30 Minute Photoshoot–SAVE! $110
Save $10 when you book a Keystone Makeup Makeover with a 30-minute photoshoot immediately after. Enjoy sharing your fabulous look with all your friends right away. Up to one outfit change. Our session will take less time if you arrive without makeup or with only minimal makeup applied since we will have to remove this first.

Keystone Makeup Makeover & 60 Minute Photoshoot–SAVE! $140
Save $10 when you book a Keystone Makeup Makeover with a 60-minute photoshoot immediately after. Enjoy sharing your fabulous look with all your friends right away. Up to 3 outfit changes allowed. Our session will take less time if you arrive without makeup or with only minimal makeup applied since we will have to remove this first.

Keystone Adobe Lightroom Editing, 15 photos $50
Want your photos edited to look their best? You still get originals but I burn a copy to edit for exposure, color balance, contrast, crop, and more. No photos are posted without your permission. $50 for up to 15 images, allow 7 days for processing.

Keystone Adobe Photoshop Portrait Retouching–1 image $20
Professional Portrait Retouching. Want your eyes brighter, under eye circles lifted, skin smoothed, lips shinier, lashes even longer? Have identifying tattoos you’d like to cover, wrinkles you’d like to smooth further, straps you’d like to hide, or chest/body hair you’d like to remove or soften? You still get originals but I burn a copy to edit for all Lightroom adjustments plus additional Photoshop adjustments that we’ll discuss together. No photos are posted without your permission. We will decide together which image(s) to edit. $40/image, allow 7 days for processing.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2014 in Makeovers

 

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Countdown to Tgirlnation Starts Now!

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Miss Monica hosts the tgirlnation events. Meet her and other trans-women at the December 20 tgirlnation at Tara Temple.

It’s just 18 days til the next tgirlnation party where tgirls, friends, and admirers can hang out in a lounge and club-like atmosphere hosted by Miss Monica. Here are the details for the next event from Monica’s website:

“Greetings, nation. For those visiting for the first, time, tgirlnation is a party for tgirls, their friends, admirers, and anybody else who can put up with us. tgirlnation events are open to all – no membership or cover required – as always, just be nice!

“The next saturday dance party will be on December 20, 2014,  9:30pm-????, at Tara Temple, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Thai and Japanese (full sushi menu) served in a beautiful and modern lounge setting. Extensive drink menu.  Spacious bar/lounge area. A perfect place for a party. 3 blocks from the Metro, and 7 blocks from I-66.”

Stay tuned to upcoming events at the DC Trans Ladies Meetup!

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Images, Parties

 

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Kimberly at Cameron Station–Retouched!

Despite wind and cold, the ever-gorgeous Kimberly loved being the center of attention at this on-location photo shoot at Cameron Station in Alexandria, VA. As the sun set over the rows of townhouses, my portable strobes from AlienBees kept Kimberly in the spotlight. Kimberly applied her own makeup for this shoot, and we decided on a sensible fall outfit including a long purple sweater, Armani Exchange skinny jeans, black boots, purple scarf, jean jacket, and silver jewelry.

I’ve retouched these photos since they are going to appear in a transgender magazine in early 2015! I’ll keep you posted for the big release date!

Experience your own studio or on-location photoshoot with me, Elizabeth Taylor. Check out my makeover menu and book online here.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Images

 

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Black Friday Sale Starts Now! Gift Certificates for Services on Sale!

Taylor-Beth-0080Gift certificates for makeover and photography services on sale now through Dec. 1, 2014! Purchase a Gift Certificate and get 10% of its value added for free!

Purchase a gift certificate at regular price, and get 10% of the value added on for free! Expires one year from date of purchase. Valid only on services.

Purchase your gift certificates from my SALE section until Dec. 1!

Save on skin care and makeup through Dec. 1!

BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE on my full line of skin care, makeup & more NOW through Cyber Monday!
*Spend $75+ and save $5
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*Pick up your products at my home studio and receive a FREE GIFT.
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*Enter COUPON CODE: “BUY MORE SAVE MORE 2015″ at checkout to receive the discounted rates. Coupon code valid through Cyber Monday, December 1, 2015.

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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in Makeover Studio

 

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